Dropout Prevention Programs Grant

What is the aim of the Dropout Prevention Programs Grant?

To support effective, sustainable and coordinated dropout prevention and reentry programs in high schools with annual dropout rates that exceed their State average annual dropout rate. Middle schools that have students who continue on to these high schools are also supported.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Dropout Prevention Programs Grant?

State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) serving communities with dropout rates above the State’s average annual dropout rate are eligible to apply for funding.

How and Where to Apply for the Dropout Prevention Programs Grant?

Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and includes all required assurances and signatures. Required assurances and certifications include: Group Application Certification (if applicable); Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF 422B); Certification regarding Lobbying, Debarment; Suspension and Other Responsibility Matter, and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (ED Form 80- 0013); Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF LLL) (if applicable); Response to Notice to All Applicants (Section 427, GEPA). Applications should also include a Cover Page (SF424); the required Budget Form (ED Form 524); an itemized budget and other budget information; proof of eligibility; a project abstract; and a program narrative that includes responses to the selection criteria.

Applicants are encouraged to submit (1) one original and (2) copies of their application.

For more information on the Dropout Prevention Programs Grant, contact:

Headquarters Office
Theda Zawaiza, Department of Education, OESE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Room 3E122, Washington, District of Columbia 20202
Phone: (202) 205-3783
Email: theda.zawaiza@ed.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.ed.gov/programs/dropout/index.html

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